Open the picture above and analyze it as if you were a latent print examiner. You will see an impression with ridge events and features marked. You should:
Identify the pattern.
Determine what the indicated ridge events/features are, including the pattern type (there are a total of 20 items to classify). Simply make a list (1–20) and write down your labels, i.e., type of pattern, bifurcation, creases, dot, ending ridge, pore etc. DO NOT provide an explanation of these items.
Explain in a 1–2-page essay the properties of skin and the relationship to friction-skin impressions. Consider such items as elasticity, scarring, distortion, the condition of the skin etc.